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  ACCUSED PRIESTS WHO WORKED
IN ROCKVILLE CENTRE PARISHES AND SCHOOLS

This detailed table provides links to information about priests who have worked in Rockville Centre and who have been publicly accused of sexual abuse.

We have also included preliminary lists of the parishes and schools where the priests were assigned. Each of these places is a vulnerable community, where victims might not yet have come forward. This table is a work in progress. If you have corrections or additions, please email us at staff@bishop-accountability.org. This table was last updated on 4/16/07.

We thank an anonymous source who provided us with copies and summaries of pages from a 1990 diocesan Directory of Priests, which gives start/stop dates for assignments. In building the assignment records, we have supplemented that data with information from the Official Catholic Directory (referred to as the Directory below) and from media coverage. The Directory does not provide start/stop dates. Every U.S. diocese keeps start/stop records for each of their priests; those records for Rockville Centre have not been released. (For an example, see a priest's assignment record subpoenaed from the Boston archdiocesan files.)

Note: In January 2005, Bishop Murphy announced that the allegations cited below against Revs. Brian J. Brinker and Michael A. Carroll were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican. The church has cleared both men to return to ministry. Rev. William R. Logan was suspended in March 2006 and reinstated in September 2006. This table lists all priests against whom allegations have been made public. We remind our readers that under U.S. law, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.

| Allen | Babis | Bergin | Brinker | Burke | Butler | Carroll | Chasse | Congro | DeVita | Ditta | Duvelsdorf | Ferraro | Fitzgerald | Hands | Hasselbach | Huneke | Logan | Magee | Mahoney | Massaro | McComiskey | McConaghy | McKeon | Michell | Millar | Miller | Miraglia | Mott | Mundy | Murphy | Nee | Newman | Placa | Ribaudo | Riordan | Saccacio | Saloy | Schaefer | Sheehan | Soave | Stegmann | Unterstein | Vollmer | Priest G | Priest K | Priest L | Priest N | Priest Q | Priest R | Priest S | Priest U |

Allen, Peter A.

- Born 1/21/45.
- Ordained 5/29/71
- St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville (6/23/71-5/24/76)
- St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma (5/24/76-9/27/78)
- Maria Regina High School in Uniondale
(9/27/78-9/03/79)
- Most Holy Trinity in East Hampton (9/03/79-6/17/87)
- St. Peter the Apostle in Amagansett, mission of Most Holy Trinity (9/03/79-6/17/87)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (6/17/87-6/20/90)
- Sacred Heart in Cutchogue (6/20/90-12/13/2006)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck, mission of Sacred Heart (pastor 6/20/90-12/13/2006)
- Placed on administrative leave due to a "credible allegation" of sexual misconduct 12/13/2006.

County prosecutors are investigating a 2006 accusation that Allen sexually abused one person on one occasion. The diocese considers this a "credible allegation" and on 12/12/06 put Allen on administrative leave.
  Complaint, Compasso v. Vollmer et al. (April 14, 2003)
  Priest on Leave after Allegation: Diocese Takes Action after Mattituck Cleric Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct, by John Moreno Gonzales, Newsday (December 19, 2006)

Babis, Daniel G.

 

- Ordained 1948
- Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach in Brooklyn diocese (1948-54)
- Blessed Sacrament in Jackson Heights in Brooklyn diocese (1954-56)
- Villa Maria convent for Dominican sisters in Water Mill in Brooklyn diocese, which became part of new Rockville Centre diocese in 1957 (chaplain, 1956-57)
- St. Philip Neri in Northport (1957-58)
- Mary Immaculate in Bellport (1958-60)
- Our Lady of Peace in Lynnbrook (1960-70)
- On duty outside the diocese (1970-78)
- Corpus Christi in Miami FL (1970-71)
- Little Flower in Coral Gables FL (1971-74)
- St. Francis de Sales in Miami Beach FL (1974-76)
- Holy Family in North Miami FL (1976-78)
- Died 12/12/78

Accused in 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children's home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. Since the suit was filed, four others reportedly have alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis's last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory.
  Family's Hell: Priest Molested All Five Kids, $25m Suit Says, by Kieran Crowley, New York Post (January 12, 2006)
  Siblings Sue RVC Diocese, Bishop William Murphy, by Eden Laikin, Newsday (January 12, 2006)
  Church Accuser Confronts Bishop Murphy after Mass, by Eden Laikin, Newsday, February 6, 2006
  Family Faces Painful Past, by Eden Laikin and Tom McGinty, Newsday (February 7, 2006)
  Catholic Bishop Confronted after Mass, by Brandon Bain, Newsday (October 1, 2006)

Bergin, James J.

Born 4/22/35.
Ordained 6/3/61 CC & ICS.
- Camp Molloy (chaplain 1961)
- St. Lawrence's in Sayville (1961-62)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park (1962-63)
- Pius X Prep Seminary in Uniondale (faculty 1963-68)
- St. Anthony's in Rocky Point (1968-70)
- St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches (1970-71)
- St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue (1971-80)
- St. John's in Riverhead (pastor 1980-87)
- Most Holy Trinity in East Hampton (1987-92)
Died 1/19/92.

"While there were a number of victims, the [Grand Jury] report tells the story of one, who was 11 when the abuse started and later died of a drug overdose after receiving a $25,000 settlement from the diocese." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest E" matches a public allegation against Bergin.
  $25,000 "Loaded Gun": Church Settles Abuse Claim With Addict, Who Then OD'd, by Steve Wick and Eden Laikin (May 14, 2002)
  Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)

Brinker, Brian J.

Born 2/6/57.
Ordained 6/4/88 SJU & ICS.
- St. James in Seaford (1988-93)
- Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow (chaplain 1993-99)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (residence 1993-98)
- Good Shepherd in Holbrook (1999-2001)
- St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre (2001-2002)
- Pius X residence for priests (2002- )
"The Moraitis family was angry nine years ago when it complained to church officials that the Rev. Brian Brinker acted inappropriately toward their 14-year-old son during a trip to California. Now their feelings have turned to outrage." Source: Family Upset.
  Allegations against Brinker were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican. The church has cleared him to return to ministry.
  Family's New Outrage: Says Bishop Insists Accused Priest Can Resume His Duties, by Steve Wick with Eden Laikin and Carol Eisenberg (April 10, 2002)
  Family Upset at Decision to Clear Accused Priest, by Rita Ciolli (January 25, 2005)

Burke, William Michael

Born 10/28/21.
Ordained 1946.
- Queen of Peace in Kew Gardens NY in the Brooklyn diocese (1946-53)
- Curé of Ars, St. John M. Vianney in Merrick (1953-57) [this parish was then in the Brooklyn diocese, but was included in the new Rockville Centre diocese when it was formed in 1957]
- St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square (1957-60)
- Absent on leave (1960-61)
- St. Patrick's in Southold (1961-62)
- Absent on leave (1962-68)
- St. Martin's in Amityville (1968-69)
- St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville (1969-74)
- St. Andrew's in Sag Harbor (1974-82)
- Sick leave (1982-83)
- St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches (1983-88)
- Not indexed in the 1989 Directory
- Retired 1990
- Died 3/12/95
"Burke is accused of sexually abusing an elementary school student at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville in the early 1970s." Source: Lawsuits Detail.
  Fire Victim Believed to Be Priest, by John McDonald, Newsday (March 14, 1995)
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)
Butler, John Ordained 1957.
- Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond VA (1957-58)
- St. Mary Star-of-the-Sea in Fort Monroe VA (1958-60) with mission at St. Joseph's in Buckroe Beach
- St. Peter's in Richmond VA (1960-61) with parish chaplaincy at penitentiary
- St. Joseph's in Kings Park (1961-65) and incardinated in Rockville Centre in these years
- Not indexed in the 1966 Directory
- On duty outside the diocese of Richmond (1966-68) at an unspecified location
- Assumption in Keyser WV in the Richmond diocese (1968-69) with missions at Our Lady of the Valley in Petersburg WV and Our Lady of Grace in Grace WV
- St. Paul's in Richmond (1969-70)

As choirmaster at St. Joseph’s in Kings Park, Butler allegedly molested more than a dozen choirboys. Source: Little Hope.
  Colonia Priest Takes a Leave of Absence, by Kathleen Hopkins, Asbury Park Press (April 16, 2002)
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002)
  Diocese Pays $800,000 in Abuse Cases against Priests, by Richard Lezin Jones, New York Times (January 31, 2003)
  Little Hope for Change, by Carol Eisenberg and Steve Wick (February 12, 2003)
  Diocese Hit in Sex Abuse 23 Seek $100m in Suit vs. L.I. Clergy, by Mike Claffey, Daily News (April 15, 2003)

Assignments (cont.)

- SS. Philip and James in Phillipsburg NJ (1970-74) in the Trenton diocese
- St. Barnabas in Bayville (1974-75) in the Trenton diocese
- St. Thomas the Apostle in Old Bridge (1975-78) in the Trenton diocese
- St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold NJ (1978-79) in the Trenton diocese
- Not indexed in the 1980 Directory
- St. John Vianney in Colonia NJ (1980?-84) in the Metuchen diocese
- Not indexed in the 1985 or 1986 Directory
- St. John Vianney in Colonia NJ (1986-2002) in the Metuchen diocese
- Not indexed in the 2003 Directory

Carroll, Michael A.

Born 3/3/56.
Ordained 5/11/85 Fordham & ICS.
- St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square (1985-90)
- St. Barnabas the Apostle in Bellmore (1990-93)
- St. Raymond's in East Rockaway (1993-98)
- SS. Philip and James in St. James (1998-2001)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (in residence 2001-2002)
- Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre (2001-2002)
- Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place (weekend duty)
- Villa St. Joseph Convent in Rockville Centre (2004-2007)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (in residence 2004-2007)
"Assigned to a parish elementary school, this priest had a foot fetish. A nun testified to the grand jury that he had sexual contact with at least four boys and that 'a senior cleric in the diocese, Priest P's pastor, and a deacon, all knew this.' The priest was later reassigned to another parish elementary school, where he entertained boys in his rectory bedroom. He was later sent by the diocese for treatment but continued to celebrate Mass on weekends in a parish." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  Allegations against Carroll were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican. The church has cleared him to return to ministry.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest P" matches public allegations against Carroll.
  Church: Insufficient Evidence | Accused Priest to Return, by Rita Ciolli (May 9, 2004)
Chasse, Gerard J. "Jerry" Ordained 1971?
- St. Patrick's in Bay Shore (1971-72)
- St. Luke's in Brentwood (1972-75)
- Not indexed in the 1976 Directory.
- Mary Immaculate in Bellport (1976-77)
- Immaculate Conception in Butte MT (in residence 1977-80), but not indexed there. The index of the Directory in 1978-80 notes that Chasse is "on duty outside the diocese," but the Rockville Centre pages do not say where. Recent media reports state that Chasse worked in Montana, and by examining the pages for the Helena diocese (western Montana), we located him in Butte.
- Laicized 1980.
"Among his victims were two brothers. One of the brothers 'tried to tell another parish priest what was happening to him, but he was ignored.' Later, at his sister's wedding, the boy put a note asking for help in the collection basket 'with his name and telephone number ... He never heard anything.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest I" matches public allegations against Chasse.
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002)
  Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
  The Accused, USA Today (November 11, 2002)
  Little Hope for Change: Victims Laud Grand Jury Findings, But Criticize Church Response, by Carol Eisenberg and Steve Wick (February 12, 2003)
Congro, Basil Peter Ordained 1978.
- St. John Cathedral in Fresno CA (1978-79)
- Christ the King in Commack (1979-81?) with Rev. Duvelsdorf
- St. Mary's in East Islip (1981?-83)
- Military chaplain (1984-94)
- St. Mary's on Yonges Island SC (1994-97)
- St. Anthony's All Souls' Memorial Church in Florence SC (1997-99)
- St. Patrick's in Charleston SC (1999-2002)
- Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston SC (1999-2001)
- St. Frederick's on Edisto Island SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
- St. Stephen's on Edisto Island SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
- Jesus Our Risen Savior in Spartanburg SC (2002- )
A man has filed a lawsuit stating that Congro had sodomized him during his teen years. The alleged abuse took place in the church rectory, in the confessional, and in gay bars. Source: Lawsuits Detail.
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)
  South Carolina Priest Named in NY Abuse Complaint (April 29, 2003)

DeVita, Thomas F.

Born 4/8/47.
Ordained 3/18/78 Fordham & ICS.
- St. Joseph's in Kings Park (1978-80)
- St. Gertrude's in Bayville (1980-82)
- St. James in Seaford (1982-88)
- St. Aidan's in Williston Park (1988-93)
- Medical leave (6/93)
- St. Frances de Chantal in Wantagh (pastor 1993-94; appointed, but might have been sent for evaluation before he started the job; not in Directory)
- Epiphany Cathedral in Venice FL (1994-95, in media coverage but not in Directory)
- St. Mary of the Lake in New Buffalo MI (1995- , in media coverage but not in Directory)

- In 1994, the diocese paid $50,000 to a man who was 15 when DeVita sexually abused him, according to the victim’s mother. DeVita admitted publicly to the charges but claimed the boy was 16.
  Priest Admits Sex with Teen in 70s, by Stuart Vincent (August 29, 1998)
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002). See also.
  Mother from '78 Episode Speaks on Pastor's Past: Father DeVita Apologizes for Long Island Incident; Steadfastly Denies Florida Allegations, by Jim Meenan (April 30, 2002)
  Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse, Dallas Morning News (June 12, 2002)
  Parish Wants to Keep Priest Who Abused Boy, by Marisa Schultz, Detroit News (July 28, 2002)
  An Ousted Priest, His Offense Long Past, Wistfully Departs, by Jodi Wilgoren, New York Times (August 1, 2002)
  Few Priests Face Expulsion, by Patricia Montemurri, Detroit Free Press (April 14, 2003)

Ditta, Angelo J.

Born 12/9/54.
Ordained 5/10/86 Dowling College & ICS.
- Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon (1984-86, as a deacon and priest)
- St. Margaret of Scotland in Selden (1986-89)
- St. Louis de Montfort in Sound Beach (1989-90)
- St. Luke's in Brentwood (1990-95)
- St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma (1995-98)
- St. Pius X Hospice in Uniondale (residence 1998- )
- Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow (chaplain 2000-2002)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck (Masses ?-2002, not listed in Directory)
- Dowling College in Oakdale (adjunct professor, not listed in Directory)

"He began abusing a boy when the boy was 10. An associate pastor testified that he heard 'horsing around' in the priest's bedroom and believed it was sexual in nature. The pastor told the grand jury he 'never made an official report to anyone in the diocese' about the priest. The diocese required the priest to receive psychological counseling, and it later assigned him as chaplain to an 'area' hospital, allowing him to celebrate Mass at a parish on weekends." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest H" matches a public allegation against Ditta.
  A 2nd LI Priest Removed, by Steve Wick (April 3, 2002)
  Complaint, Compasso et al. v. Vollmer et al. (April 14, 2003)

Duvelsdorf, Peter L.

Born 5/11/30.
Ordained 5/31/58 St. John's University Jamaica & Our Lady of Angels
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (1958-65)
- St. Mary of the Isle in Long Beach (1965-71)
- St. James in Seaford (1971-74)
- St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa (1974-78)
-Christ the King in Commack (1978-81)
- St. Patrick's in Huntington (1981-86)
- Holy Family in Hicksville (1986-91)
- Holy Cross in Vero Beach FL (1991-96)
- St. Paul of the Cross in North Palm Beach FL (1996-97)
- St. Pius X Residence in Uniondale (1998-2005)
- Retired (2000)
Duvelsdorf was removed from St. Rose of Lima in 1978 after the diocese received an accusation that the priest had abused a 15-year-old boy and the boy's brother. But Duvelsdorf was then assigned to three other LI parishes, and given a clean bill of health for a transfer to the Palm Beach FL diocese, where he was removed from parish work in 1998 after being arrested for indecent exposure. Source: Sadly Familiar Tale, and History.
  Priest Arrested on Sex Charge, by Yvette C. Hammett, Stuart News (November 15, 1997)
  Priest May Be Put in Program, by Eric Alan Barton, Stuart News (January 23, 1998)
  Sadly Familiar Tale: Brothers Say Priest Molested Them, by Carol Eisenberg (March 18, 2002)
  Priest Accused of Abuse Served Two Area Churches, by Kathleen Chapman, Palm Beach Post (March 23, 2002)
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002).
  Problem Priests Make Way to South Florida, by Peter Franceschina, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (April 24, 2002)

Ferraro, Romano J.
Extern from Brooklyn

 

Ordained 1960.
- St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church in the Brooklyn diocese (1961-62)
- St. Rosalia's in the Brooklyn diocese (1962-63)
- St. Lucy’s (Italian) in the Brooklyn diocese (1963-64)
- Holy Family in the Brooklyn diocese (1964-69)
- Chaplain in the U.S. Army, perhaps assigned to the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn (1969-70)
- St. Rose of Lima in Rockaway Beach in the Brooklyn diocese (1970-73)
- St. Joseph's in King's Park in the Rockville Centre diocese (1973-77) [Ferraro is listed in the Directory as being "on sick leave" in these years, but with prompting, the church admitted that Ferraro worked at St. Joseph's then]
- St. Francis Xavier's in the Brooklyn diocese (in residence 1977-78)
- St. Aloysius in Queens in the Brooklyn diocese (in residence 1978-79)
- On sick leave in the Brooklyn diocese and released from diocesan assignment (1979-84)

Ferraro is a Brooklyn priest whose four years in as an extern in the Rockville Centre diocese were not evident in the Directory or Brooklyn diocesan statements. Ferraro is serving a life sentence for repeatedly raping a boy in Massachusetts, and is also a defendant in suits filed in Brooklyn and St. Louis.
  Queens Priest Arraigned on Sex Abuse Rap, by Scott Shifrel and Austin Fenner Daily (April 3, 2002)
  Priest-Sex Suit Seeks $300M Diocese of B'klyn Hit, by Barbara Ross and Dave Goldiner (October 16, 2002)
  Suit Claims Priest Abused Youth in '80s: Cleric Is Defendant in Criminal Case near Boston, Civil Case in New York, by Tim Bryant (January 21, 2004) [about St. Louis civil suit]
  Man Alleges Abuse by Priest in Early 1980s, by Betsy Taylor (May 11, 2004) [about another St. Louis suit]
  Life Term in Billerica Abuse: N.Y. Pedophile Priest Molested Local Boy, Now 37, during Home Visits over 11 Years, by Lisa Redmond (May 21, 2004)
  Kings Park Parish to Hear of Priest's Sex Abuse, by Samuel Bruchey (August 25, 2004)
  Official Catholic Directory entries for Ferraro

Assignments (cont.)
- St. Joan of Arc in the St. Louis archdiocese (in residence 1981-83) [not so listed, but the assignment was admitted by a St. Louis chancery official after a suit was filed]
- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis (chaplain 1981-83?)
- St. James in Woodbridge NJ in the Metuchen diocese (1984-85)
- St. John Vianney in Colonia NJ in the Metuchen diocese, and incardinated briefly there (1985-86)
- Released from diocesan assignment and on sick leave (1986-89)
- Parson's Manor in Jamaica in the Brooklyn diocese (on sick leave 1989-92?)

Fitzgerald, Matthew

Born 12/1/40 in Ireland.
Ordained 6/8/68 St. Columban and St. Patrick both in Ireland.
- St. Hedwig's in Floral Park (1970-74)
- St. Pius X in Plainview (1974-78)
- Holly Patterson Home in Uniondale (1978-82)
- St. Brigid's in Westbury (1982-85)
- St. Matthew's in Dix Hills (1985-86)
- St. Patrick's in Smithtown (1986-89)
- St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens FL (1989-91)
- St. Lucie's in Port St. Lucie FL (1992-93)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in Boca Raton FL (1994-96)
- St. Lucie's in Port St. Lucie FL (1997-98)
- Food for the Poor in Deerfield Beach FL (perhaps the "special assignment 1999-2001 listed in the Directory)
- Retired 2001.
"He fondled altar boys as they prepared for Mass, in a sauna at a health club, and during play 'wrestling' in his rectory bedroom.... [He] was reassigned to a diocese in Florida. He was later accused in Florida of molesting children in two parishes and was relieved of his duties." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest B" matches public allegations against Fitzgerald.
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002). See also.
  Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
  Priest: Former Bishop Ignored Abuse Reports | Statement Links McGann to Church Cover-Up in 1980s, by Eden Laikin (March 18, 2003)
  Man Settles in Priest Abuse Case: Victim to Get More than $100,000 after Lawsuit against Two Dioceses, by Scott Travis (December 4, 2004)
  Diocese Transferred Priest, by Rita Ciolli (December 4, 2004)

Hands, Michael R.

Ordained 1993.
- Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip (1993-98)
- St. Philip Neri in Northport (1998-2000)
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (2000-2001)
- Absent on leave (2001-2002)
"Ordained in 1993, this priest was later arrested in the abuse of an underage boy.... While in counseling, the priest told his therapist he had been abused by Priest O (Ribaudo). 'Each year he was abused six to ten times by Priest O,' the report says. The grand jury report says 'a high ranking diocesan official' asked Hands not to publicly disclose this abuse because it would be 'bad for diocesan public relations and finances ...'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest W" matches a public allegation against Hands.
    Priest Guilty in Sex Case, by Chau Lam with Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin, Newsday (March 8, 2002)
  Priest: Abuse Hidden, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (January 3, 2003)
  Sworn Statement by Rev. Michael Hands (January 3, 2003)
    Cash Offered for Silence on Abuse, Priest Says, by Daniel J. Wakin (January 4, 2003)
  Diocese Denies Pressuring Priest to Keep Silent About Abuse (January 9, 2003)
  Rockville's Response, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (January 9, 2003)
  Priest Back in Jail, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (January 14, 2003)
  Praise for a Priest in Abuse Inquiry Angers His Victim, by Daniel J. Wakin (March 2, 2003)
  Text of Rev. Michael Hands' Statement, Newsday (March 4, 2003)
  Victim Testifies at Hands' Abuse Sentencing, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (March 4, 2003)
  Monsignor Denies Abuse Allegations, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (March 12, 2003)
  LI Priest Sentenced in Abuse Case, by Frank Eltman (March 12, 2003)
  A Sentence and Censure: Judge Rebukes Rev. Hands, by Rita Ciolli (March 13, 2003)
  Legal Wrangling over Hands, by Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday (April 12, 2005)
  Key Figure in Diocese Scandal: Ex-Priest Let Out of Jail, by Keiko Morris (May 1, 2004)

Hasselbach, Kenneth C.

- Born 4/27/40.
- Ordained 5/28/66 CC & ICS.
- St. Jude's in Mastic-Shirley (1966-69)
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (1969-72)
- Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Centerport (1972-75)
- Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt (1975-79)
- San Pedro Apostol in El Cercado, Dominican Republic (1979-83)
- St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue (1983-84)
- St. Joseph's in Babylon (1984-91?)
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Patchogue (1991-94)
- Assisting with Spanish in Port Jefferson
- Retirement 1994.
Hasselbach was removed from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1994 after a fellow priest discovered a pornographic video. Then accusations were made that Hasselbach had fondled and sodomized a St. Raphael's altar boy for about five years, beginning when the boy was 12 years old. The abuse allegedly took place at the St. Raphael's and St. Jude's rectories and on trips.
  Church Strips Priest of Duties: Unprecedented Step Follows Sex Abuse Probe, by Stuart Vincent (February 24, 1994)
  Accused Priests Told to Resign, by Steve Wick, Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin, Newsday (March 13, 2002)

Huneke, Robert D.

- Born 4/29/40.
- Ordained 1969.
- St. Dominic's in Oyster Bay (1969-74)
- St. Anthony High School in Smithtown (1977-79)
- Christ the King in Tampa FL (1979-82); Huneke is indexed in the Directory 1980-82 as "on duty outside the diocese, and the Rockville Centre pages provide a diocese (St. Petersburg) but no address; Huneke's pastor at Christ the King was Very Rev. Norman Balthazar, diocesan Vicar for Education.
- St. Aidan's in Williston Park (1982-88)
- St. Patrick's in Huntington (1988-89)
- Absent on Leave (1989-2002)
- Marist School in Atlanta GA

"Four victims of this priest testified to the grand jury. 'By Priest M's own admissions there could have been more.' Two of the four were brothers. The priest's abuse of the boys was 'relentless' and included following them to their college." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest M" matches public allegations against Huneke.
  Finally, They Listened: Atlanta School Heeds Warning of Abuse Victim, by Shirley E. Perlman (April 12, 2002)
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002)
  I Was Abused . . . and 25 Years Later I'm Still Trying to Make Things Right, by John Salveson (July 2003)
  "It Was the Worst Thing I Could Imagine," by Margaret Fosmoe (May 4, 2003)

Logan, William R.

- Born 8/23/42
- Ordained 5/31/69
- St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville (6/20/69-2/1/75)
- St. Brigid in Westbury (2/1/75-6/18/80)
- St. James in Seaford (6/18/80-6/12/85)
- St. Raymond's in East Rockaway (6/12/85-6/14/89)
- St. Luke's in Brentwood (pastor, 6/14/89-1997)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (1997-99)
- St. Ignatius Martyr (pastor, 1999-2006)
- Health leave (2006)
- Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Home in West Islip (9/28/06-)
- Suspended (3/7/06-9/06)
Accused on 1/9/06 of repeated sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl during 1980 in Seaford, involving hour-long embraces and warnings not to tell her parents. Logan was suspended on 3/7/06, and on 3/8/06 another woman accused him of kissing her and touching her inappropriately in the early 1970s in Sayville. A parent stated that in the early 1980s she spoke several times to Auxiliary Bishop James J. Daly about Logan's "sick and demented" actions with girls in Seaford, after Daly contacted her about Logan; Daly denies the conversations occurred. Logan was reinstated on 9/18/06. A suit was filed on 12/29/06 by the original complainant, accusing the diocesan child protection director of "psychotherapy and psychology malpractice" and "assault and battery" at a 2/23/06 meeting. On 2/23/07, another woman accused Logan of abuse in Sayville, filing criminal charges.
  Facing Her Torment, by Carol Eisenberg, Newsday (April 9, 2006)
  L.I. 'Perv' Priest Suspended, by Kieran Crowley, New York Post (April 9, 2006)
  New Allegation against Priest, by Carol Eisenberg, Newsday (April 11, 2006)
  Suspended Priest Reinstated after Abuse Allegation, by Bill Bleyer, Newsday (September 15, 2006)
  L.I. Diocese Reinstates Priest Accused of Abuse, WCBS (September 16, 2006)
  Priest's Accuser Files Lawsuit, by Eden Laikin, Newsday (September 30, 2006)
  Catholic Bishop Confronted after Mass, by Brandon Bain, Newsday (October 1, 2006)
  Women Accuse Priest of Sex Abuse, by Michael Amon, Newsday (February 27, 2007)
Magee, Br. Finnian - St. Joseph's in Babylon (early 1970s, when McComiskey was a priest at the church) Magee is "accused of groping and rubbing against a 12-year-old boy in the early 1970s at St. Joseph's Parish school in Babylon. M[ag]ee, a Franciscan brother and the boy's sixth-grade homeroom teacher, allegedly molested the boy in the classroom and his private school office."
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)

Mahoney, John F.

Born 5/3/29.
Ordained 5/28/60 Mt. St. Mary's & Our Lady of the Angels
- St. Rosalie's in Hampton Bays (1960-63)
- Corpus Christi in Mineola (1963-66)
- U.S. Air Force (chaplain 1966-84) with youth trips to West Point for LI boys
- Retired from USAF (10/84)
“Allegedly spanked and caressed the bare buttocks of an 11-year-old altar boy from St. Barnabas the Apostle Church in Bellmore on a trip to West Point that he organized in 1967.” Source: Lawsuits Detail.
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)
Massaro, Gabriel
(Capuchin Franciscan)

Ordained 1966.
Founder and head of the Youth Ministry program for the Northeast province of the Capuchins.
- Mary Immaculate Friary and House of Theology in Glenclyffe, Garrison NY (1966-74) where Massaro was dean of studies of St. Mary's [Minor] Seminary (1970-73?); when St. Mary's Minor Seminary is given its own Directory listing, Massaro is the number two person (1973-74)
- Founded the "Day by Day Agape" (1973)
- St. Lawrence Friary in Milton MA in the Boston archdiocese (vocations director 1974-76)
- Capuchin Theological Seminary of Mary Immaculate Friary in Glenclyffe, Garrison NY (vocation staff 1976-80?) and youth ministry coordinator (1978-88) joined by Rev. John Wojciechowski (ordained 1981) in 1987-89.

 

Accused of abusing a 12-year-old boy from St. Margaret of Scotland in Selden during retreats in 1979 at the order's Garrison facility. Massaro was reportedly removed from Blessed Sacrament in Manchester after the Capuchins received an allegation that Massaro had abused a Queens boy at the Glenclyffe, Garrison NY retreat facility in 1986.
  Personal Relationship with Jesus Is Focus of Catholic Mission, by Jovida Fletcher (March 21, 1998)
  Friar Faces Allegations, by Rita Ciolli (August 15, 2002)
  McCormack Banned Priest from N.H. after Abuse Allegations in May (August 16, 2002)

Assignments (cont.)

- Founded Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries
apostolate at Garrison NY (1978)
- St. Francis Friary in Glenclyffe-Garrison NY (1988-91) role unspecified in new Directory format for two years, then vicar (1990-93) and youth and family ministries (1991-93); and then guardian (1993-97), which was the top position at the friary, with preaching ministry added (1995-97).
- Pius X in Middletown CT in the Norwich diocese (in residence 1997-9/99) from which he coordinated the preaching apostolate of the New York-New England Capuchin
Province
- Blessed Sacrament in Manchester NH (in residence 9/99-5/14/05) while Massaro conducted preaching ministry in New England and NY.

McComiskey, Joseph C.

Born 1/16/44.
Ordained 5/30/70 CC, ICS, and Columbia (psychology and counseling).
- St. Joseph's in Babylon (1970-75)
- SS. Philip and James in St. James (1975-77)
- Maria Regina High School in Uniondale (counselor and chaplain 7/77 - 9/78)
- St. Agnes Cathedral (1978-86)
- St. Ignatius Martyr in Long Beach (1986-90)
- St. Edward the Confessor in Syosset (pastor 1990-2002)
An allegation against McComiskey was made on the diocese's new sex abuse hotline and was referred to local prosecutors.
  Five Priests Retiring with Abuse Accusations, by Carol Eisenberg (June 28, 2002)

McConaghy, R. Thomas

- LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale NY in the Rockville Centre diocese (the school was run by the Christian Brothers; McConnaghy was reportedly "commandant" of the school in the mid 1970s)
- Ordained 1981.
- St. Andrew's in Colchester CT (1981-83)
- St. Patrick's Cathedral in Norwich CT (1983-85)
- St. Colman's in Middlefield (1985-90) as administrator and assistant; in late 1988 or early 1989 McConnaghy became sole priest at the parish; in late 1989 or 1990 Sr. Guytina Campisi, M.P.F., became director of religious education
- St. Michael in Pawcatuck CT (pastor 1990-99) with Sr. Guytina Campisi as school principal (1993-96)
- Sacred Heart in Norwich CT (pastor 1999-2005)
- St. John Mission Church in Fitchville CT (pastor 1998-2005)
"McConaghy is accused of molesting a student at the LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, N.Y., on Long Island between 1973 and 1975. McConaghy was the academy's commandant at the time, before he became a priest in Norwich in 1981." He denies the allegation.
  Bishop Removes Norwich Pastor, by Brian Wallheimer (March 8, 2005)
  Sex Abuse Claims against Former LI Priest (March 8, 2005)
  Sins of the Past, by Tom Kasprzak (March 19, 2005)

McKeon, Brian A.

Born 10/20/50.
Ordained 3/26/77 CC & ICS.
- St. Anthony of Padua in East Northport (1977-82)
- Good Shepherd in Holbrook (1982-90)
- St. Anne's in Garden City (1990-99, pastor beginning in 1995)
- Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow (chaplain 1999-2001, with Ditta)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck (weekend Masses -2001)
- Not listed in 2003 Directory index
"He 'wreaked havoc' by abusing boys as young as 10. 'For this, he was rewarded by being a pastor ... He left behind a trail of alcohol abuse, depression, anger and disillusionment,' and his own pastor 'turned a blind eye to his behavior.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest C" matches public allegations against McKeon.
  LI Bishop: Accused Priests Must Go, by Steve Wick, Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin (March 13, 2002)
  Bishop: "This Will Not Happen Again": Murphy Faces 600 Angry Parishioners, by Carol Eisenberg and Tom Demoretcky (March 19, 2002)
  Expressing Regret | Pastor: "Should Have Done More" to Prevent Abuse, by Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin (April 2, 2002)
  Betrayed by a Family Friend, by Jimmy Breslin (February 13, 2003)
  Priest: Former Bishop Ignored Abuse Reports | Statement Links McGann to Church Cover-Up in 1980s, by Eden Laikin (March 18, 2003)

Michell, George J.

- Born 7/26/35
- Ordained 5/30/64
- St. Peter the Apostle in Islip Terrace
(6/27/64-1/14/67)
- St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches
(1/14/67-10/14/67)
- Holy Spirit in New Hyde Park (10/14/67-11/27/76)
- St. Louis de Montfort in Sound Beach
(11/27/76-11/14/79)
- St. Patrick's in Smithtown (11/14/79-6/12/85)
-Christ the King in Commack (6/12/85-6/28/95)
-St. Patrick's in Southold (pastor 6/12/95-

Accused on 6/6/03 of "inappropriate conduct" in the early 1980s and placed on leave. Michell has denied the accusation.
  A Pledge to Listen, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (June 15, 2003)

Millar, Andrew L.

Born 7/4/30 in Antrim, Ireland.
Ordained 3/1/58 London University, Institut Catholique de Paris, and Angelicum in Rome (Ph.D.)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (1964-69)
- Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton (1969-70)
Incardinated (1970)
- Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon (1970-77)
- St. Matthew's in Dix Hills (1977-82)
- St. Raymond's in East Rockaway (1982-90)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (1990-94)
- Evaluation at St. Luke's Institute in Suitland MD (1994)
- Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream (1994-95)
- Not indexed in the 1996 Directory.
- Maria Regina in Seaford (1996-98)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park (1998-99).
- SS. Peter and Paul in Manorville (10/99-5/2000), a residency that involved saying Mass, hearing confessions, and acting as pastor when Rev. John J. McGratty was away on vacation and convalescent leave; Millar was arrested in 5/2000 for sodomizing a learning disabled boy in a restroom at Tobay Beach.

"This priest was 'ultimately allowed to retire from active status after serious, credible allegations of child abuse against him were brought to the attention of the diocese within the criminal statute of limitations.' He was arrested for the abuse of one boy. The [Grand Jury] account matched allegations against ... Millar, who was arrested for abusing a learning disabled boy in 1999 and was sentenced the following year to 1 to 3 years in prison." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest V" matches public allegations against Millar.
  Ex-Priest Charged with Abuse | Cops: Teenager Was Victim of Sex Crime, by Oscar Corral (May 17, 2000) [about Rev. Andrew Millar's arrest]
  Retired L.I. Priest Is Charged with Sodomy Involving Teenager (May 17, 2000)
  Jail for Sex Rap Rev: Judge Rejects Priest's Offer of Castration, by Robert Gearty (November 16, 2000)
  Parish Had No Warning: Earlier Abuse Complaints against Priest Kept Quiet, by Steve Wick and Shirley E. Perlman (March 19, 2002)
  Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
  The Legacy of Bishop's Letter: Praise for Priest in Abuse Case, by Rita Ciolli and Shirley E. Perlman (July 31, 2002)
  Group Wants Bishop Disciplined: Accused Priests Reside at Site of Latin Mass, by Rita Ciolli (February 26, 2003)

Miller, James C.

Born 3/9/56.
Ordained 5/14/83 CC & ICS.
- Sacred Heart in Cutchogue (6/15/83-11/8/86)
- St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip (chaplain and counselor 11/8/86-6/24/92)
- St. Anthony of Padua in East Northport (6/24/92-12/6/93)
- St. Charles/Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson (chaplain, 12/6/93-97)
- St. Gerard Majella in Port Jefferson (in residence, 12/6/93-1996)
- St. Anne's in Garden City (1996-97)
- Catholic University in Washington DC (graduate studies in canon law, 1997-98)
- Adjutant Judicial Vicar (1998-2000)
- St. Anne's in Garden City (in residence, 1998-2001)
- Leave of absence (2001-)
“Miller was sued along with the diocese in 1994 for allegedly sexually abusing two teenage boys at St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip.” Miller denies the charges. Source: Accused Priests.
  Accused Priests Told to Resign: Long Island's Bishop Demands Some Accused of Molestation Leave Priesthood, by Steve Wick, Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin, March 13, 2002.
  Bishop: "This Will Not Happen Again": Murphy Faces 600 Angry Parishioners, by Carol Eisenberg and Tom Demoretcky (March 19, 2002)

Miraglia, Salvatore J.

Born 3/18/48.
Ordained 4/5/75 CC, ICS, Barry University in Miami (social work)
- St. William the Abbot in Seaford (1975-79)
- Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport (1979-82)
- Sick leave (1982-83)
- Released from diocesan assignment, location not specified (1983-88)
- San Isidro in Pompano Beach FL in the Miami archdiocese (1988?-94?); so listed in Rockville Centre entries but not named in the Miami entries; might have begun earlier and continued later
- Released from diocesan assignment, location not specified (1994-98)
- Barry University in Miami (1998-99) in the Miami archdiocese and apparently incardinated there for a year
- Released from diocesan assignment, location not specified (1999-2002)
- Not listed in the 2003 Directory
"Miraglia left Long Island in 1982 after a complaint that he asked teens to 'disrobe.'"
  Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002). See also.

Mott, John D.

Born 1/28/29.
Ordained 6/2/56 St. Charles MD & ICS.
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (1956-69)
- St. Pius X in Plainview (1969-71)
- St. Aidan's in Williston Park (1971-76)
- St. Patrick's in Smithtown (pastor 1976-90)
- St. Catherine of Siena in Franklin Square (1990-95)
- Our Lady of Mercy in Hicksville (1995-97)
- Sick leave (1997-6/9/99)
- Died 6/9/99
Five women came forward to report that Mott had sexually molested them as girls at St. Raphael’s Parish School in East Meadow. Yet Vice-Chancellor Placa wrote in 1997: "We've had Mott evaluated three separate times and have no reason to believe he poses a threat to anyone.” Source: 2nd Sex Abuse Suit.
  Priest on Leave after 4 New Sex Complaints, by Stuart Vincent (January 12, 1995)
  Embattled Pastor Reassigned: Sex-Abuse Accusers Protest His Move to Parish in Hickville, by Anthony Scaduto (October 5, 1995) [about Rev. John Mott]
  2nd Sex Abuse Suit against Priest, by Stuart Vincent (March 13, 1997) [about Rev. John Mott]
  Victim Breaks Wall of Silence, by Paul Vitello (August 21, 1997)
  Law Firm Moves against Diocese, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (June 7, 2002)
  The Accused, USA Today (November 11, 2002)

Mundy, Joseph T.

Born 7/22/55.
Ordained 5/9/81 CC, ICS, SUNY Stonybrook (licensed social worker)
- St. Gerard Majella in Port Jefferson (1981-86)
- St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip (chaplain, summer 1986)
- Sacred Heart in Cutchogue (1986-88)
- St. James in Setauket (1988-94)
- St. John the Baptist in Wading River (pastor 1994-99)
- Absent on Leave (1999-)
"He took a 14-year-old boy to a gay club in New York City where he and other patrons engaged in sexual activity with the boy.... Th[e] victim has said that what happened to him left him scarred and suicidal." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest A" matches a public allegation against Mundy.
  Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
Murphy, Br. Howard - St. Mary's High School in Manhasset (mid 1980s) "Murphy met his accuser at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset around 1984 and 'sexually and psychologically abused' him."
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)

Nee, Kenneth T.

Born 10/10/27.
Ordained 6/6/53 ICS & SJU.
- St. John the Evangelist in Riverhead (1953-61)
- St. Mary's in Roslyn (1961-62)
- Holy Redeemer in Freeport (1962-68)
- Coordinated Interracial Activity (1968-75)
- Holy Redeemer (1975-79, pastor from 1976)
- Our Lady of Fatima in Manorhaven (pastor 1980-2002)
Accused in spring 2002 of sexually abusing a teenager in the 1960s.
  Two Pastors Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Eden Laikin (May 4, 2002)
  Five Priests Retiring with Abuse Accusations, by Carol Eisenberg (June 28, 2002)
Newman, Louis I. Born 11/27/32.
Ordained 5/31/58 CC & ICS.
- St. Pius X in Plainview (1958-62)
- Cure of Ars in Merrick (1962-69)
- Diocesan Tribunal (1969-77)
- St. Boniface in Elmont (pastor 1977-80)
- St. Ignatius Loyola in Hicksville (1980-84)
- SS. Cyril and Methodius in Deer Park (1984-89)
- St. Patrick's in Carlsbad CA (1989-91)
- San Diego CA (1991-94)
- St. Columba in San Diego CA (1994-2002)
- Retired (2002)
"No details of the complaint were available."
  Five Priests Retiring with Abuse Accusations, by Carol Eisenberg (June 28, 2002)

Placa, Alan J.

Born 7/2/44.
Ordained 5/30/70 Manhattan, ICS, Fordham (Ph.D. Theology), Hofstra School of Law (JD)
- St. Patrick's in Glen Cove (1970-74)
- St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale (faculty and dean of students 1974-78)
- Catholic Charities (director of R&D 1978-86)
- Hofstra University School of Law (1978- )
- Legal Consultant to Diocese (1986-?)
- Vice-Chancellor (1988-2002)
- SS. Cyril & Methodius in Deer Park (residence 1991-98)
- Placa and Riordan were both named monsignor in 1991 or early 1992.
- St. Aloysius in Great Neck (1999-2007)

"He 'made feeble attempts' to abuse an altar boy in his first assignment. After this, the priest was transferred to 'a large and continuous source of boys - a school,' where he was 'relentless in his pursuit of victims ... Everyone in the school' knew to stay away from the priest.... As the diocese's vice chancellor, [Placa] was the chief architect of its sexual abuse policy." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest F" matches public allegations against Placa.
  Priest Ousted from L.I. Church Panel Defends Its Work, by David W. Chen (April 19, 2002)
  Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
  Law Firm Moves against Diocese: Files Suit Alleging Secret Settlement in Abuse Claims, by Rita Ciolli (June 7, 2002)

Ribaudo, Charles A. "Bud"

Born 8/4/38.
Ordained 5/27/67 St. Peter NJ & ICS.
- St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa (1967-70)
- Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville (chaplain and counselor 1970-84)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (1984-87)
- St. Dominic's in Oyster Bay (pastor 1987-2002)
- Retired 2003.
He 'wrestled with issues relating to his sexual orientation for most of his adult life' and regularly sought psychiatric counseling. 'What is known is that Priest O was repeatedly sexually abusive and that the diocese knew this years before they took any action against him ... Priest O had the art of seducing teenage boys down to a science.' The priest acknowledged in an evaluation that he abused 'at least 12 boys.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest O" matches public allegations against Ribaudo.
  Five Priests Retiring with Abuse Accusations, by Carol Eisenberg (June 28, 2002)
  Cash Offered for Silence on Abuse, Priest Says, by Daniel J. Wakin (January 4, 2003)
  Sworn Statement by Rev. Michael Hands (January 3, 2003)
  Diocese Denies Pressuring Priest to Keep Silent About Abuse (January 9, 2003)
  LI Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Defends Himself in E-Mail (March 12, 2003)
  Monsignor Denies Abuse Allegations, by Rita Ciolli (March 12, 2003)
  LI Priest Sentenced in Abuse Case, by Frank Eltman (March 12, 2003)

Riordan, Brendan P.

Born 6/5/43.
Ordained 1970.
- St. Aloysius in Great Neck (1970-75)
- St. Pius X Prep Seminary in Uniondale (1975-82, in residence 1978-84)
- St. James in Seaford (temporary administrator 1982-84)
- Not indexed in 1984 Directory
- House of Affirmation in Boston [sic] (director of education, 1984-86)
- St. Kilian in Farmingdale (1986-88)
- Not indexed in 1989 Directory
- SS. Cyril & Methodius in Deer Park (pastor 1989-98, with Placa in residence 1990-98)
- Riordan and Placa were both named monsignor in 1991 or early 1992.
- St. Aloysius in Great Neck (1998-2007, with Placa in residence)
A child molestation lawsuit that was settled in 1995 named Riordan and three other priests. Plaintiff alleged abuse in the now-notorious House of Affirmation, a treatment center for pedophile priests in the Worcester MA diocese. Riordan denies having any sexual involvement with the plaintiff.
  Priest in Abuse Suit Sold Condos before Claiming Bankruptcy, by Robin Washington (February 22, 2002)
  Other Priests Named in Kane Settlement, by Robin Washington (February 25, 2002)
  Priest Ousted from L.I. Church Panel Defends Its Work, by David W. Chen (April 19, 2002)
  Rev. Kelley's Bail Set High, Then Gone, by Kathleen A. Shaw and Gary V. Murray
(May 17, 2002)
  Suit Claims Priests Ran Sex Ring, by Kathleen A. Shaw (July 24, 2002)
  Accused Monsignor Has Whitinsville Ties, by Richard Nangle (February 17, 2003)
  Ruling Goes against Diocese on Questioning of Reilly, by Richard Nangle (April 1, 2003)
  Letter Implored Diocese to Take Accused Priest, by Richard Nangle (April 21, 2003)

 

 

 

 


Saccacio, Robert J.

Born 7/6/35.
Ordained 6/3/61 CC & ICS.
- St. James in Seaford (1961-66)
- St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn (1966-72)
- St. John of God in Central Islip (1972-77)
- Holy Family in Hicksville (1977-80)
- St. Sylvester's in Medford (pastor 1980-87)
- St. Martin of Tours in Amityville (pastor 1987-2002)
- Retired (2003)
“Saccacio is accused of fondling an altar boy in the church sacristy at St. John of God Church in Central Islip in the 1970s. The abuse allegedly started when the boy was 11 and ended when he was 14.” Source: Lawsuits Detail.
  Two Pastors Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Eden Laikin (May 4, 2002)
  Five Priests Retiring with Abuse Accusations, by Carol Eisenberg (June 28, 2002)
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)

Saloy, Thomas G.

- Born 1/29/61
- Ordained 6/4/88
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (6/4/88-1993)
- St. Mary's in East Islip (1993-1995)
- Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon (1995-2005)
- Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt (2005-11/2006)
Arrested 11/17/06 after year-long investigation of Saloy's activity in internet chat rooms. The investigation began when the arrest of a porn dealer revealed that Saloy was a customer. Pled guilty on 11/30/06 to possessing over 600 images of child pornography on his rectory computer.
  L.I. Priest Arrested on Child Porn Charges, WCBS (November 17, 2006)
  Porn Charge for Priest, by John Moreno Gonzales, Newsday (November 18, 2006)
  Nab Rev. with 1,300 Kid Porn Pix, by Richard Weir and John Marzulli, New York Daily News (November 18, 2006)
  Long Island Priest Is Charged after Internet Child Pornography Investigation, by Bruce Lambert and Nicole Cotroneo, New York Times (November 18, 2006)
  Feds Charge LI Priest with Possessing Child Pornography, by Frank Eltman, Rhinelander Daily News (November 18, 2006)
  Churchgoers Shocked by Allegations, by Brandon Bain, Newsday (November 20, 2006)
  Long Island Priest Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography, by Robert Nardoza, U.S. Attorney's Office (November 30, 2006)
  N.Y. Priest Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn, Reuters (November 30, 2006)
  Priest Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case, by John Moreno Gonzales, Newsday (November 30, 2006)
Schaefer, Richard Ordained in 1958.
- St. Philip Neri in Northport (1958-61)
- St. Sylvester in Medford (1961-62)
- Absent on leave (1962-69)
"The suit says the priest abused him on trips, in the rectory, in the priest's car, and once when Schaefer came to his house to hear confession because the boy was sick."
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)

Soave, Alfred M.

Born 5/1/22.
Ordained 5/22/48 Fordham & ICS.
- St. Dominic's in Oyster Bay (1948-69)
- St. Dominic High School (chrm. religion dept.)
- SUNY in Brookville (chaplain and director of Newman Club 1960-63)
- St. Andrew's in Sag Harbor (1969-73, pastor from 1971)
- St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington Station (pastor 1973-87)
- Papal Honors (1985)
- St. Pius X residence for priests (rector 1987-95)
- Vicar for Senior Priests (1987-95)
- Coordinator for Latin Mass (1988-?)
- Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place (assisted -1999)
- Died (3/11/99).
"He molested 'a number of young children in a parish assignment.' After therapy, the diocese recommended he not be returned to the ministry and was instead given the post of 'Vicar for Senior Priests.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest T" matches Soave's appointment to the position of Vicar for Senior Priests.
  Obituaries / Msgr. Alfred Soave, 77, Former Pastor at 2 Churches, by Katie Thomas (March 18, 1999)
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)

Stegmann, Raymond V.

Born 8/29/23.
Ordained 6/3/50 CC & ICS.
- St. Boniface in Elmont (1950-57)
- Assistant Chancellor and Director of Real Estate and Insurance (1957-72)
- Curé of Ars, St. John M. Vianney in Merrick (in residence 1958)
- St. Mary of the Isle in Long Beach (in residence 1960-66); Duvelsdorf was associate pastor 1965-71)
- Papal Honor (1962)
- Maria Regina High School in Uniondale (in residence 1966-69)
- St. Pius X Prep Seminary (in residence 1969-72)
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst (pastor 1972-75)
- Vice Chancellor and Director of Real Estate, Insurance, Pensions, and Fringe Benefits (1975-78)
- Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville (in residence 1975-79) with Ribaudo as counselor
- St. Gertrude's in Bayville (pastor 1978-92)
- Papal Honor (1980)
- St. Pius X Residence (1992-2000, retired 1992)
-Died 6/9/2000.

"While working in the diocese's business office, Stegmann is accused of fondling and sodomizing a 17-year-old sacristan from Notre Dame Parish in New Hyde Park in the 1970s."
  2 Suits: Diocese Failed Us: 34 Men Seek Millions, Citing Church Role in Sex Abuse Cover-Up, by Rita Ciolli (April 15, 2003)
  Lawsuits Detail Allegations of Abuse, by Eden Laikin (April 15, 2003)
Unterstein, Nicholas - St. Hugh's in Huntington Station (1966-71)
- Not listed in the 1972 Directory?
- St. Peter the Apostle in Islip Terrace (1972-73)
- St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead (1973-78)
- Defrocked in 1980.
- Not indexed in the Directory until the 1975 volume, but listed in the diocesan pages.
"Two sisters were among his victims. The priest raped one of the girls when she was 15. The other sister was abused behind a church altar, in the priest's rectory bedroom and at the girl's home when her parents were away. At a parochial high school, one of the sisters told a priest what had happened to her, but nothing came of it. Years later, she told 'various people affiliated with the diocese,' and again nothing came of it until, after the woman married, the diocese offered her a financial settlement." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest J" matches public allegations against Unterstein.
  Sisters Tell Grand Jury of Priest Abuse, by Rita Ciolli (July 2, 2002)
  Little Hope for Change: Victims Laud Grand Jury Findings, But Criticize Church Response, by Carol Eisenberg and Steve Wick (February 12, 2003)

Vollmer, Eugene C.

Born 12/4/48.
Ordained 4/8/78 Hofstra & ICS.
- St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma (deacon 1977)
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst (1978)
- St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead (1978-85)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip (1985-88)
- Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park (1988-97)
- St. Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington (1997-98)
- St. James in Seaford (1998-2002)
- Not indexed in the 2003 Directory
"He abused 'a minimum of six boys who ranged in age from 10 to 17' at several parishes. He also kept a 'trove' of pornographic magazines and videos in his rectory bedroom, where several boys spent the night. Priests who lived in the rectory never questioned the presence of boys in the priest's room. Personnel records said the priest admitted to diocesan officials that he abused 'at least 12 boys.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest D" matches public allegations against Vollmer.
  Cries for Help Ignored: Still-Active Priest Abused Them as Boys, Brothers Say, by Steve Wick (March 26, 2002)
  Little Hope for Change: Victims Laud Grand Jury Findings, But Criticize Church Response, by Carol Eisenberg and Steve Wick (February 12, 2003)
  Complaint in Compasso et al. v. Vollmer et al. (April 14, 2003)
Suffolk Priest G   "Prior to becoming a priest, he was described in a psychiatric report as 'immature and somewhat schizoid.' Altar boys were a 'favorite target.' In one instance, he placed a dog collar around a boy's neck. After being accused of abusing a boy at a diocesan elementary school, he was removed - to another elementary school, where the abuse continued." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest G" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest K   "He abused a child during his first parish assignment. The abuse of this boy continued even after the priest was transferred to another parish. Years later, in 1998, the victim secretly tape-recorded a meeting with the priest, who acknowledged his actions. A lawsuit was later filed and settled for $160,000. The priest abused a boy at another parish, whose father reported the incident to the diocese. 'Despite this, Priest K remained at the parish.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest K" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest L   "He abused one of four brothers when the boy was 9. Two other brothers were also abused, and a fourth committed suicide before it could be determined if he was abused. Later, the surviving brothers complained to the diocese. The brothers' treatment by diocesan officials, who offered them little more than counseling, 'was a disgrace.' After years of angry letter writing, the brothers each accepted a settlement of $65,000. Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest L" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest N   "He sexually abused girls in two parishes. The parents of one of the girls complained to a diocesan official, who told the mother that the abuse was a 'cultural misunderstanding' because the priest was from 'a country in the South Pacific.' The diocese later sent the priest for psychiatric treatment." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest N" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest Q   "Pornographic tapes were found in his bedroom by his pastor. On one of the tapes was 'sexual activity with an underage boy apparently from the parish.' The pastor reported this to diocesan officials. The priest admitted to abusing a 15-year-old boy, but 'no consideration was given [by the diocese] to reporting the abuse to law enforcement. No attempt was made by the diocese to locate and assist the victim.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest Q" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest R   "He was 'assigned to a diocesan school where seven boys complained to the diocese that he had sexually abused them.' He also gave the boys 'drugs, alcohol and pornography ... Priest R usually picked out one boy per night to sleep with him in his bed. Priest R later admitted that all of the boys' reports were true.' At treatment sessions, he said a priest had abused him when he was a child. A report recommended the priest never serve around young boys. 'After this Priest R was assigned as chaplain at several diocesan hospitals ...'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest R" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest S   "He 'was accused of fondling and raping four teenage girls in his parish.' A psychiatric evaluation recommended he never be allowed to work as a priest. 'For some unexplainable reason the diocese disregarded this advice and returned Priest S to his parish.' New abuse allegations were reported to the diocese. One victim attempted suicide, and others suffered from anger and depression." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest S" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.
Suffolk Priest U   "The report says the diocese settled with one victim for $50,000." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
  "Priest U" could be one of the priests named above who are not yet identified with a priest in the Suffolk County Grand Jury report, or he may be a priest not yet identified.


 
 

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